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Queen Elizabeth II Sends Condolences To Malaysian War Hero’s Family

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Condolences To Malaysian War Hero’s Family

A well-respected hero until the end.

Anne Dorall

The late Datuk Awang Raweng was a decorated war hero who passed away at the ripe old age of 91 on September 18.

At the funeral service to him on September 21, the British High Commission’s Defence Advisor conveyed a message of condolences from the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.

A younger Awang Raweng during his military days.
(Credit: Made In Sarawak)

The advisor, Group Capt Simon Hindmarsh, noted that it was his top priority to visit in person and pay his respects and condolences to the family.

Awang is the only Malaysian to ever receive the George Cross medal, which is named after King George VI of England. He earned the medal in 1951 for fighting communist insurgents alongside the British army, and since then has met with the Queen on several occasions.

The medals earned by Datuk Awang Raweng during his time in the military.
(Credit: Borneo Post)

The George Cross is the second highest honour awarded to military personnel and civilians who displayed incredible character.

Awang Raweng was given a full military funeral ceremony.

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